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A little information about different search engines and a lot of tips on using advanced features of Google.

A little information about different search engines and a lot of tips on using advanced features of Google.

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  • 1. Internet Search Tips Family Night January 28, 2008 Beaverton SDA Church Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 2. How big is internet searching? (as of March, 2006) Searches Per Day Google 91 million Yahoo 60 million MSN 28 million AOL 16 million Ask 13 million Others 6 million ______________________ Total 213 Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 3. Searching is HUGE business
    • Search engine marketing
    • SEO – Search Engine Optimization
    • Get your products found
    • Build network
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 4. Internet Search Engines and Indexes There are many different types of search engines and web indexes. Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 5. True “Search” Engines Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 6. Indexes or Directories Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 7. How is a page cataloged? Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 8. Popular Search Engines
    • AltaVista – altavista.com
    • HotBot – hotbot.com
    • Excite – excite.com
    • Lycos – lycos.com
    • Go – go.com
    • Google – google.com
    • All the Web – alltheweb.com
    • Windows Live – live.com
    • wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 9. Popular Indexes
    • Yahoo! – yahoo.com
    • AboutUs – aboutus.org
    • Open Directory Project – dmoz.org
    • StartingPoint – stpt.com
    • World Wide Web Virtual Library – vlib.org
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 10. Popular Meta Search Engines
    • Dogpile – dogpile.com/
    • SavvySearch – search.com/
    • MetaCrawler – metacrawler.com
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 11. Tonight? Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 12. Google’s Search
    • Search web page text
    • Search images
    • Search maps
    • Search news
    • Search best prices
    • Search books
    • Search videos
    • Search your own computer!
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 13. Google’s Other Services
    • Gmail
    • Calendar
    • Blog
    • Discussion Groups
    • Share Photos (Picasa)
    • News Reader
    • Create simple web sites
    • Share documents
    • Watch videos (YouTube)
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 14. Google Search Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 15. Google Search - Advanced
    • quotes
    • site:
    • ~
    • and / or
    • switch between advanced / simple
    • numeric range (use $ for prices)
    • date range (use advanced)
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 16. Google Tools
    • stock quote symbol
    • sports team
    • calculator
    • unit conversion
    • dictionary
    • tracking number
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 17. Google Local
    • movie listings
    • real estate
    • restaraunts
    • maps
    • weather
    • time
    • areacode
    • zipcode
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 18. Google Keywords Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 19. Google Hacks
    • slang / special vocabularies
    • 10-word limit
    • word order matters
    • repetition
    • search URL
    • date ranges
    • full word wildcards
    • inurl: versus site:
    • stocks:
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
  • 20.
    • “ seek and ye shall find”
    • Matthew 7:7
    Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009